Wix and Squarespace both offer an excellent website building platform to users with the ability to customize the website as they want. On the one hand, Wix offers a user-friendly interface that makes it easy for a beginner to build their new website with access to a variety of modern templates, Squarespace, on the other hand, is equally stylish, and elegant in building a modern website. However, when it comes to the ease of use functionality, Squarespace isn’t as easy to use as compared to Wix. Wix allows its user to access hundreds of free apps to be integrated into their website, whereas Squarespace is excellent for building a blogging website with a variety of blogging tools it provides.
- Ease of Use
In order to decide, which platform is more suitable for you to build your next business website, the first thing to compare all different alternative is the ease of use of each particular platform. The UI of Wix is just perfect for any novice individual looking to create a website and is extremely beginner friendly. The drag and drop option of Wix is an absolute delight and you can change any element on the chosen template, just like that. And with its ADI functionality, it makes the development experience even better. In other words, it asks you as a developer a certain list of questions and provides a website based on those questions. How cool is that, isn’t it?
Even Squarespace is easy to work with, just not the same as Wix. You will have to put in more effort as compared to Wix. The learning curve for Squarespace is much steep as compared to Wix.
This one element where Squarespace does it better than Wix. Not all of the templates offered by Wix are responsive, and it also doesn’t allow the user to customize their website using CSS and HTML. However, with Squarespace, all of the 90 template designs that it provides to the users are fully responsive and can be certainly optimized for your mobile devices. Wix does not allow the user to switch templates once they are built. Squarespace on the other hand, allows the user to do so. Which makes it a bit more comfortable for users, if they don’t like the website they built initially.
- Apps Offering
There are tons and tons of third-party apps to be used, free or paid, with Wix and this is one of the best features of developing a website through Wix interface. Add-ons in the form of the booking system, donation boxes, and gallery images, makes it an interesting choice for many. However, this is not the case with Squarespace. There are very little chances to integrate apps with your website unless you want to customize it by yourself. This can be a tedious task for beginners, making Wix more suitable for them.
- Free Trial
Squarespace offers a free trial only for 14 days, after which you are required to switch to the paid premium plans offered by the platform. However, this is not the case with Wix. It allows the user to keep their website for as long as they want under the free plan. On Squarespace, if you forget to pay even for a month, your website will be taken down. Yes, you won’t get access to everything through the Wix free plan, yet it is better than Squarespace.